Together Project
Connecting refugee newcomers and volunteers to build stronger, more integrated communities.
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Our Work


Together Project makes change in three interconnected ways: building newcomer social connections, supporting newcomer integration priorities, and amplifying community involvement in newcomer integration in Canada.

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Welcome Group Program


We match Welcome Groups of 3-5 volunteers with newly arrived refugees for social and integration support.

Volunteer Resources


We share volunteer resources to help support newcomer households in our Welcome Group Program.

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Together Project supports our work through evidence-based program evaluation and research to inform and improve our impact.

Help us ensure that refugee newcomers have access to volunteer support. Get involved today!
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Latest Blog Posts

When Padina Abdullahi reflected on her own journey from newcomer teen to real estate agent, she was inspired to reach out to the Welcome Group Program.

Knowing that she had a wealth of information to share with newcomer families trying to settle in a new country, she said, “Let’s be united and make Canada a better place together.”

Read our interview with Padina here!


Having lived on and off in Tanzania for many years, when Karen saw East African refugees on Toronto streets, she felt the need to help. But after bringing them donations, she decided to turn to “a place that was doing something on a larger scale”: the Welcome Group Program.

Check out our interview with Karen here:

Meet Khansaa, a 23-year-old Sudanese newcomer in Mississauga!

From an early age, Khansaa has had a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. From getting her family from Egypt to Canada to helping connect them with services in Toronto and Mississauga, Khansaa says that these experiences have made her feel stronger and more mature for her age.

With the help of her Welcome Group, she was happy to have volunteers to turn to whenever she needed them. And this assistance has made her family appreciate how much knowledge they were able to access, enabling them to pay it forward and help other newcomers.

“My family was really lucky to be in this program,” she said. “We are much more empowered.”

Find out more about Khansaa’s story here.